Classic Trucks Flashbacks Part 2: Classic Restos - Series 41
Fletch chats with Frank Pace about his truck collection, which includes a 1979 Transtar 4300 that pulled a road train in its prime, a 1953 International AACO, an International AR 160, a 1960's AACO 180 'ButterBox' and an even older classic truck a 1948 International.
Then Bruce Gunter organiser of the 'Hauling the Hume' reflects the origins of the event. Created to celebrate the trucks and the drivers who drove the 'Old Road' as they called it (the Hume Highway). One hundred forty-three vehicles turned up for the first run, now more than 300 + trucks set out each year for the classic truck event.
We then head to the heart of Australia to the 'National Road Transport Museum Hall of Fame' in Alice Springs which opened in 1995. The Northern Territory is tough trucking country, and the Museum has all forms of transport from the very early camel trains to the hi-speed road trains and stretch-liner coaches. These are not all in mint showroom condition but as they were, even with some crude bush mechanics workings that kept them going. The 'Kenworth Dealer Hall of Fame' is part of the Museum and features the first Kenworth, designed and built in Australia, the truck nicknamed 'the Grey Ghost' is a 1971 K125R.
Whether it's a classic car, bike or truck - it's all the same passion.